Violence erupts during BJYM protest in Kolkata

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The Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), the youth wing of BJP on Wednesday organised a massive protest against Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government’s decision to hike electricity tariff in the State. The BJYM also alleged corruption in meter reading.

During the protest, violence erupted in the Central Avenue area, when hundreds of protesters rallied towards the headquarters of Calcutta Electric Supply Corporation. However, the Kolkata Police stopped the protesters near Chandni Chowk metro station. Police also used water cannons and tear gas to control the protesters.

Many BJYM workers sustained injuries and were taken to the nearby hospital. Meanwhile, some of the workers were arrested by the police. According to State BJP, 85 workers including some State-level leaders were detained by the Police.

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